Jeffrey Andrew Loizeaux, 16, film student

June 08, 2000|By Mark Ribbing | Mark Ribbing,SUN STAFF

Jeffrey Andrew Loizeaux,16, died Monday at Sinai Hospital of injuries he received when he was struck by a car Sunday afternoon while crossing Reisterstown Road near Harding Road.

Jeffrey, who lived in Northwest Baltimore, was a sophomore at Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson, where he studied digital filmmaking and photography. This year, one of his short films was included in the Telemedia Premiere, a Carver exhibit that normally features the work of older students.

"He was a dyslexic, and it was a struggle for him to read. He was a very visual guy," said his mother, Victoria E. Crenson. "He wanted to tell stories, and he had discovered a way to do it."

Along with making movies, Jeffrey was interested in music, playing guitar in a basement rock band and spending long hours in his home recording studio.

The Baltimore native attended Waldorf School of Baltimore, McDonogh School and Ruxton Country School before entering Carver.

He was remembered by friends and family as a gentle youth with a firm sense of right and wrong. He believed strongly in the humane treatment of animals and refused to eat meat.

"From his vegetarianism to his unquestioned support for his friends, he knew his mind and he acted on his feelings, and could support his actions with arguments that made sense to adults," said Nancy Hackerman of Pikesville, a family friend. "He thought through a lot of things that you wouldn't expect someone so young to think through."

That temperament was reflected in the music that he took so seriously. His favorite songwriters were Bob Dylan and the late Bob Marley, both known for lyrics that combine introspection and social activism. Jeffrey hoped to one day visit Mr. Marley's native Jamaica.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. tomorrowat the residence of his grandparents, Gus and Charlotte Crenson, 527 Valley View Road in Hampton.

Funeral plans are being made for Jeffrey, whose organs have been donated, his family said.

In addition to his mother and grandparents, he is survived by his father, Thomas Jacques Loizeaux; a sister, Lilian,who attends Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.; and his grandparents, A. Milton Loizeaux and Elsa Loizeaux of Baltimore County.

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